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Can Tomb Raider Overcome Its Troubled Past (and Present)?

Ten years ago, Lara Croft hit her low point with the disastrous Angel of Darkness. A decade later, the series continues to struggle. The USgamer team debates whether or not there's still hope for Lara.

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Excalibur1163d ago

I don't know why the newest game is getting so much static, I (and everyone I know that played it) thought it was a fantastic game and would buy the next one without a thought.

Aery1162d ago

I *totally* loved this reboot and mainly because it's a great game with a great Lara.

I cannot wait to play a sequel!

mewhy321162d ago

Thus far the tomb raider games have been awesome. I am a big fan and this game just reinforced that.

Anthotis1162d ago (Edited 1162d ago )

The series had been pretty much driven into the ground, and a reboot was much needed.

It's a clean slate for a much misused character, but a character that can not only appease the femnazis and self loathing beta males(who are obsessed with gender, religion, skin colour etc) but more importantly can create great games and sell them, too.

We NEED Lara "Tomb Raider" Croft more than ever, and now we have her back.

Aery1162d ago

I want to be honest, I never liked Lara as character (both in the games and ... movies).

This "new" Lara is a different story. I like her attitude and how she appear now. She looks a lot less dull (imho)

Donnieboi1162d ago

@Excalibur:
Yeah I think it was great too. The only thing troubling about it's present, is the cost of producing the game vs it's ability to make a profit. Other than that, the actual game itself is very very good.

KillrateOmega1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

Dude, after playing Tomb Raider (the most recent one), I would totally be down to drop some money on a sequel. No doubt.

Tomb Raider was one of the best reboots ever.

Magnus1163d ago

I thought the new game was great I played it and finished it. I'd buy DLC and a sequel to the title.

wannabe gamer1162d ago

Ive been playing tomb raider since the original on PS1....and i thought the newest one was awesome!

fsfsxii1162d ago

The reboot sucked, it became more like Uncharted than Tomb Raider

brodychet1162d ago

damn, there's no way we'd want it like Uncharted! GOTY contender 3 times, won once, multiple awards across the board. Debatably the best developer (naughty dog) on the planet.

Yeah, I'd hate for it to resemble Uncharted in the slightest!

Kyosuke_Sanada1162d ago (Edited 1162d ago )

I wouldn't say that it sucked but I would say it failed in delivering the sense of "survival" the game advertised.

To brodychet:

It is true that Uncharted delivered in entertainment value however it shouldn't be used as grounds to create carbon copies. Why should consumers purchase a title that's only difference to other games is it's protagonist? A great narrative helped Tomb Raider stand out from Naughty Dog's flagship title but I would have loved if they added more things to carve it's own identity.

A more realistic game infrastructure could have helped in my opinion, perhaps a more open world juxtaposition with hunting for food and no RPG elements...

fsfsxii1162d ago

IMO it felt more like uncharted.
No more good puzzles, just more shootouts with crap story. I enjoyed the old Tomb Raiders for what they are.

wannabe gamer1161d ago

Survival doesnt have to mean spending half the game hunting for bandaids and berries to eat. there is wildlife/nature survival and then there is OMG im being hunted by crazed lunatics survival. id say the game delivered very well in one of those and id call that a success

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